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Sherwood Guest House
Ranked #34 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
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“Warm, welcoming, comfortable!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

My husband and I had an absolutely lovely stay with David and Susan! The bed was comfortable and nicely decorated. The bathroom was small, but perfectly equipped. But really, a good B&B is about so much more than the room, and David and Susan excel at customer service and providing a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Susan knew we had an early start our second day, and was kind enough to not only pack us breakfast, but lunch as well! We were so touched that she took the time to see to our needs. We loved our time in Edinburgh, and it was made just that much better by having such a comfortable place to stay! My husband was smitten by Scotland, and we look forward to returning to Sherwood House in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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edinburghsherwood, Manager at Sherwood Guest House, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Thanks for a lovely review. Its really great that our wee effort are appreciated. Come back anytime
best wishes Susan & Dave
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I have just spent two nights at the Sherwood Guest House and cannot say enough good things about my stay. The room was wonderfully comfortable with a beautiful bathroom and amazing shower. There was a large variety of tea, coffee, hot chocolate etc. provided in the room and the fridge was an added bonus. The hosts were kind enough to provide a packed breakfast to accommodate an early start one morning but the breakfast provided in the dining room was great. Huge choice of cereal, fruit, yogurt, breads, cheeses and meats with additional bagels, crumpets, waffles offered as well. I would have no hesitation in booking this guest house again if I ever return to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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edinburghsherwood, Owner at Sherwood Guest House, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thank you for a lovely review. Please come back anytime. Susan & Dave
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Wonderful, friendly staff. Cozy rooms (complete with tea, coffee and kitkats!). Delicious varied breakfast. A great place to stay, 15min walk from the centre, quiet in the evening. Definately recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
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edinburghsherwood, Owner at Sherwood Guest House, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thank you for a lovely review. Please come back anytime. Susan & Dave
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Goole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a short city break to visit all the tourist attractions in Edinburgh. The b&b is around a 25 minute walk to the main attractions, however just outside is a bus stop with regular services. The greeting we received was warm and welcoming but not over baring. The room was quite small but everything you needed was in there. The drink and self service area in the bedroom had a fantastic selection with nice touches such as toffee's and biscuits. The only point to improve would possibly be modernising the bedroom - this is a personal taste point as the room was immaculately maintained. The breakfast was second to none with a fantastic selection. The croissants were the biggest I have seen. The hosts were again very tentive but not hovering. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this establishment. Thanks James & Sarah

  • Stayed September 2013
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edinburghsherwood, Owner at Sherwood Guest House, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thank you for a lovely review. Sorry for taking so long to respond but it has been hectic of late. Please come back anytime. Susan & Dave
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights with my family of four as this was our third visit to Scotland mainly Edinburgh to attend to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to see our friends from Malta to take part in the tattoo.

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Sherwood Guest House and Excellent place to stay, friendly staff and very clean. Definetly to be recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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edinburghsherwood, Owner at Sherwood Guest House, responded to this review, 1 September 2013
Thank you for a lovely review. You folks were the lovliest guests to cater for. Dave & Susan
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We were in Edinburgh during the festival and the location was excellent. We are Orthodox Jews and also wanted to be close to the only synagogue - which this B&B is. The owners, Susan and David, were extremely accommodating to our needs in terms of providing us with something we could eat for breakfast; also with lighting candles and hiding our keys on Shabbos. The only drawback is that our room was very small and that the Guest House doesn't have a place where one can just sit and relax/read, which we missed very much on Shabbos. (The room is basically only big enough for the bed.) In terms of parking, there are only three spaces in front of the house so if you get back late, you have to find street parking around the corner and then be out by 8:30 to buy a ticket at the meter (make sure you have the right coins).

Sam B

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Duncan, BC
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This was our second stay at the Sherwood, which was highly recommended to us by a friend in Edinburgh. We find the premises elegant and well-maintained, and the rooms clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. The rooms and bathrooms are converted from Georgian rooms, so a triple like ours is a bit close but not crowded, and the bathrooms small but efficient, with all of the supplies one could want. The breakfast service is probably the best we've encountered in a guest house, whether one wants a cold cereal, a continental breakfast, or one of several hot choices offered from the kitchen. Hosts Susan and bare-foot David are present and helpful at all times, without hovering, and the house is conveniently located on a main bus line only a few minutes from the city centre. A great value if you're staying in Edinburgh!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mike B
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edinburghsherwood, Owner at Sherwood Guest House, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Thank you. it is nice to be appreciated. Susan nags me constantly to wear shoes but once an old hippie its difficult to change. come back anytime guys, we'd love to see you
dave & sue
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Property: Sherwood Guest House
Address: 42 Minto Street, Edinburgh EH9 2BR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sherwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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